Vivid Luxury Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Vivid Luxury mourns the passing of a great legend…


As the world comes together in acknowledging the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela Family at this time. No words can provide proper comfort only support, so we offer words W.H Auden “Stop the Clocks” that best expresses the mood of a nation:

mandela   gregbartley

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply